Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell
The ladies of Pretty Little Liars have been on one wild ride throughout the show's four and a half seasons.
What began with a simple anonymous text message from the omniscient "A" has turned into a complicated mystery with the foursome at the center -- (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) — never knowing who to trust. The series has seen several people don the hoodie and assume the identity of A, even more characters die, secrets surface, relationships get destroyed and even one person, the thought-to-be-dead Alison (Sasha Pieterse), return. As the show, now in its fifth season, hits the milestone 100th episode, TVGuide.com chatted with the cast and creative team to find out their favorite episodes, most wacky plotlines, saddest character deaths, which story received the most backlash and more!
Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse
Another tormenter has been crossed off the Pretty Little Liars' list, but was she A? The girls certainly think so.
Season 5 of the addictive ABC Family drama picked up immediately after the finale's shooting, with Ezra (Ian Harding) being rushed to the hospital. Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) took action to lure out A and it worked. As a gun-wielding Shana (Aeriel Miranda) showed up to the Fitzgerald Family's Broadway theater revealing that she was responsible for the cabin fire, among other things, and trying to prove her love to Jenna (Tammin Sursok), Aria showed up in time to save the foursome by bludgeoning her.
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Troian Bellisario and Keegan Allen
Forget Fifty Shades of Grey. It's all about black and white on Pretty Little Liars' Feb. 11 episode. "ABC Family noticed what we were doing visually on the show, going for very noirlike effects," says executive producer Joe Dougherty, "and asked if we wanted to go all the way and make something special in black and white."
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Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisarion, Lucy Hale
What's in the trunk? Pretty Little Liars fans will find out almost immediately in the Season 4 premiere.
"Within 30 seconds you'll know what's in the trunk," executive producer Marlene King tells TVGuide.com. "We usually have these big reveals in finales, but this is one of the first time we've had had a premiere with lots of answers."
When the ABC Family series wrapped up its third season, viewers watched as Hanna (Ashley Benson), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Aria (Lucy Hale) and nemesis Mona (Janel Parrish) were pulled out of a burning house by a shadowy figure that a few of the girls — and the audience — recognized as the dead former Queen Bee Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse). Is she really alive? And is she the omniscient Red Coat directing the "A" Team all along? Plus: What did the girls discover in the final moment of the winter finale that had them gasping? King gives us a preview of what's to come below.
Pretty Little Liars fans have not seen the darkest side of Toby Cavanaugh just yet.
On the Season 3 summer finale, viewers were stunned in the final moments when Toby (Keegan Allen) was revealed to be part of the "A" Team. While Toby fooled Spencer — and us — into believing that he was helping Mona and "Red Coat" destroy the girls' lives, he eventually shared that his time as the betrayer was simply to get on the inside so he could protect the love of his life.
Is Red Coat really Alison, the Pretty Little Liars' Queen Bee best friend thought to be dead?
"We're going into Season 4 with [the question of], is she or isn't she [alive]?" executive producer Oliver Goldstick tells TVGuide.com.
On the Season 3 finale, the battle between Mona (Janel Parrish) and foursome Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) came to a head with the reveal that not only did Mona never know the identity of her boss in the red coat, but that she, Spencer and Hanna ultimately believed her to be Alison (Sasha Pieterse). Does this mean Alison was never killed? Or does she have a twin? And can viewers believe Toby (Keegan Allen) when he claims he was only on the A Team to protect Spencer? Plus: Where the heck are Paige and Jason? Goldstick answers our (many) burning questions.
"Those b----es are finally going to get what they deserve." Or will they?
In the Pretty Little Liars Season 3 finale, Mona (Janel Parrish) is determined to take down Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) once and for all, and it appears she may have some help from the inside.
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"If [Spencer] is on the A team, which it looks like she is, then that would mean that Mona is now her boss," Parrish tells TVGuide.com. "The characters have definitely swapped a little bit. Mona is the new Spencer -- she's smart and in charge and nothing seems to faze her -- while Spencer was slowly spiraling out of control and now she's broken and on the A team."
But is Spencer really on the A team? Or is she simply infiltrating the band of black hoodies to find out intel, specifically if Toby (Keegan Allen) is really dead and the identity of the mysterious Red Coat?
"Someone has been controlling Mona," Parrish says. "This woman appears to be blonde, and a lot of people are speculating it's CeCe (Vanessa Ray), but also keep in mind is that while Mona is taking orders from this person, she was also in a mental hospital! So maybe she doesn't quite know who she was speaking to."
Keegan Allen and Troian Bellisario
For Pretty Little Liars' A-Team member Toby, it's only a matter of episodes before the jig is up.
"The clock is ticking at a fairly quick pace in terms of the revelation of Toby, and the girls are getting closer to uncovering the truth about it," executive producer Marlene King tells TVGuide.com.